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X-ray and radio prompt emission from a hypernova SN 2002ap

Chandra, P and Ray, A and Sutaria, F (2004) X-ray and radio prompt emission from a hypernova SN 2002ap. In: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 132 . pp. 308-311.

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Here we report on combined X-ray and radio observations of SN 2002ap with XMM-Newton ToO observation and GMRT observations aided with VLA published results. In deriving the X-ray flux of SN 2002ap we account for the contribution of a nearby source, found to be present in the pre-SN explosion images obtained with Chandra observatory. We also derive upper limits on the mass loss rate from X-ray and radio data. We suggest that the prompt X-ray emission is non-thermal in nature and due to the repeated compton boosting of optical photons. We also compare the SN’s early radiospheric properties with two other SNe at the same epoch.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Joint Astronomy Programme
Date Deposited: 02 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6537

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